Wagstaffe's weather: Vancouver's wet and warm trend continues

A general southerly flow will continue to tap into sub-tropical moisture over the next few days, bringing rounds of showers to Vancouver.

We're not done with the rain yet, Vancouver

It's a wet forecast for the South Coast right through to the weekend. (Johanna Wagstaffe/CBC)

I know. There's more rain in the forecast.

At least Thursday will be more showery than washout as Vancouver gets rounds of showers on and off throughout the day.

Temperatures will once again be above our seasonal of 8 C with afternoon highs closer to 10 C.

Snow levels are around 1,500 meters during the day, so the wet snow/rain battle continues for the local mountains.

I just took a peek at the seasonal averages for February to see where we're at. Vancouver airport gets an average 99 millimetres of rain for the month, and we have already seen 102 millimetres as of Feb. 16. 

Temperatures have also been above seasonal on average. So if it's felt like a warm and wet month — you'd be right. 

Heavier rain is on tap for Friday that will likely linger though Saturday.

But the forecast models are still pointing towards some sunny breaks on Sunday. 

A look at how our February so far is stacking up to the seasonal averages. (Johanna Wagstaffe/CBC/Environment Canada)

About the Author

Johanna Wagstaffe

Senior Meteorologist

Johanna Wagstaffe is a senior meteorologist for CBC, covering weather and science stories, with a background in seismology and earth science. Her weekly segment, Science Smart, answers viewers' science-related questions.


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